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Little Yaffle

(Ref. 986578)

Martin near St Margarets at Cliffe, Kent Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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62 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was just as we expected."

    A lovely quaint little cottage. Very comfortable and was a good location for visiting St Margarets Bay. 2 minutes walk to a lovely local pub.

    Thanks so much we loved having you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely welcome from Abbi and Susannha and much needed tea and cake on arrival."

    Was a nice relaxing stay very clean and bed was so comfortable beautiful garden, we were the first this year to have sunshine

    and was lovely hosting you,hope to see you again.abi&susannah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Very friendly hostess. Kept immaculately clean. Fantastic welcome tray when we arrived. Even treats for our dog. Lovely location in the heart of Kent near lots of things to do and see. Hostess shared some special ideas of places to go with us. Could do with a mirror in the bedroom. Lovely enclosed garden. We would come again.

    merry christmas ,have a lovely new year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "Spent a fabulous week here at Little Yaffle."

    Abi was an amazing friendly host and couldn’t do enough for us to make us feel at home. We arrived to some lovely treats for both us and the dog and left with even more garden treats. Hosts are very dog friendly and have a nice secure front garden. The bungalow is beautifully decorated and very comfortable, a great base to visit all of the Lovely Kent Coast. The Lantern Pub (around the corner) in Martin has great food and beers. Also try the local Coastguard Pub at St Margaret’s bay. Thanks again x

    lovely review,many thanks .Have a lovely Christmas Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2023

  • "The location an area with little settlements was Fantastic a real pleasure."

    The bungalow and gardens were beautiful. My dog Paddy had the run of the garden. Within a short walk a beautiful meadow for him. The Bungalow facilitates were of a high standard and Abby gave us a warm welcome and on hand to give visitors advice for trips around the local area. Just a suggestion it would be helpful to have a rail up to the front door. Overall a really lovely Holiday Thanks Abby.

    so glad you enjoyed yrselves just wanted to wish you a merry christmas Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mal5.0Sep 2023

  • "Es gibt keine Möglichkeit, nasse Kleidung oder Badesachen zu trocknen."

    Weder im noch außer Haus, obwohl eine Waschmaschine vorhanden war.

    merry christmas Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Sep 2023

  • "Thank you Woodpeckers for your welcome, kindness, suggestions of places to visit and little gifts from the garden."

    I would recommend you highly to anyone visiting Kent. Best wishes Alex

    Merry Christmas have a fantastic New Year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Jul 2023

  • "The owners were perfect in every way - we had lovely eggs from their own hens and homemade jam!"

    ! Also a gorgeous cake was waiting on arrival for us. The property was in a lovely village just a stones throw from a pub who served up delicious dinners. Parking was easy and secure as was the garden which our elderly boy enjoyed - also lots of good walks nearby. All in all the best Sykes holiday we have had - we will be returning to this property. Thankyou ladies

    Merry Christmas darlings.xxabi&susannah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lindsey4.4Jun 2023

  • "Lovely peaceful setting, comfortable accommodation with all required facilities."

    Warm welcome appreciated.

    Have a merry christmas and a fantastic new year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7May 2023

  • "We had a lovely weeks holiday @Little Yaffle."

    We were greeted by the owner who supplied us with cake and fresh eggs from her chickens. The property is very comfortable and has everything you need for a relaxing peaceful break. We would recommend it to everyone and hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2023

  • "Our stay at little yaffle was very pleasant."

    The location was excellent for walking with our dog with very lovely countryside straight out the front door. We particularly enjoyed the welcome pack including fresh laid eggs from their own hens. We certainly hope to return.

    Reviewed by Derek4.4Apr 2023

  • "Lovely welcome for us and our dog."

    Property in quiet village with good dog walks. Tricky lanes in and out of the village with a few passing bays. Local pub rather pricey compared with others. Beautiful secure garden to relax in . Abi was a very attentive hostess .

    Reviewed by Lauren3.8Apr 2023

  • "Lovely setting, nice accommodation and fantastic host."

    Highly recommended and look forward to coming back :-)

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great hosts, very welcoming and lots of thoughtful extras - for us and our dog."

    This accommodation offers an ideal location from which to visit popular (and pretty) places on the Kent coastline - Deal, St. Margaret's Bay, Margate and Folkestone. There were also lovely walks from the door and a very welcoming 'local' at The Lantern, where we enjoyed good food and hospitality - and an easy walk back to the accommodation afterwards. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Oct 2022

  • "Peaceful location, pretty garden - owner very friendly, and even helped me unload the car."

    enjoyed my stay.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation in the mostly quiet Kent countryside."

    Abi is the perfect host providing a lovely cake on arrival and fresh eggs the next day. A very interesting lady with lots of chat about the local countryside.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very friendly host Abi was there to hand over the keys."

    Comfortable bed, high power shower, kitchen has all the required equipment and room to eat breakfast and catch up on the morning news. Set in the Kent countryside a quiet nights sleep is assured. Nicely situated for the towns of Sandwich, Deal and Dover. Many thanks for the enjoyable short stay. Xx

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely quite property and garden with very friendly owners where nothing was to much trouble."

    Reviewed by Dianne4.4Aug 2022

  • "A beautiful property and garden."

    The hosts were very welcoming and even gave us eggs from their hens. I would love to return for longer.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2022

  • "We are so pleased that we had two weeks here at Little Yaffle."

    Abi and Susannah are excellent hosts and make us feel very welcome. We can enjoy their wonderful garden and really make ourselves at home. Nothing is too much trouble. This is our second stay and hopefully will return.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property was perfect and in a lovely setting, location was great and though ..."

    The property was perfect and in a lovely setting, location was great and though our stay was short we were able to visit a lot of the local areas which were all suitable for us to take the dog, host was lovely and gave us information for dog walks, Will definitely book again

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0May 2022

  • "Little Yaffle turned out to be a lovely surprise after having to change our original accomodation at the last minute due to a problem."

    Situated in a peaceful village the bungalow is set in a lovely garden with off road parking. Inside is comfortable and roomy for two people. Although the kitchen was adequate we did have to move things around to put our ambient food away, so another cupboard would be useful. Great location to explore Kent, we especially liked Deal and Sandwich. Lots of great walks especially over the Dover cliffs. We had a great Sunday lunch at the Smugglers in St Margaret's. We would definitely recommend this location if you are looking for a holiday rich in history and interesting places to visit.

    Reviewed by Alyson4.4May 2022

  • "A very peaceful location in a small village with good access to the sea and nearby towns and sites."

    Well resourced kitchen, roomy shower, comfortable lounge/diner overlooking the garden. Ultra dog friendly, walks in the country on the doorstep. Charming and helpful hosts made this stay excellent for us. Welcomed with cake on arrival, many thanks We would certainly book again when visiting this part of the country

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay and would highly recommend."

    The owners were very welcoming to our dog and even left a treat out for her! There were also thoughtful touches like dog towels left in case we needed them. They also left us a lovely cake, eggs, milk and a tea/coffee selection that was much appreciated. Perfectly located for us visiting Samphire Hoe. We would like to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Kimberley4.7Oct 2021

  • "Great location and facilities."

    Made very much welcome by the owners

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Oct 2021

  • "We enjoyed our holiday the hosts were very nice and helpful little touches like ..."

    We enjoyed our holiday the hosts were very nice and helpful little touches like flowers cake & milk on arrival were much appreciated nothing to much trouble

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful and peaceful location."

    Owners really friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Hilary4.7Sep 2021

  • "Spacious, clean,and quiet accommodation in a Hamlet location with good access to sea and Kent attractions."

    Local pub serves good pizza,s.

    Reviewed by Ryszard3.8Jul 2021

  • "It was lovely to come back to a quiet retreat every day."

    We were left a cake and fresh eggs, along with flowers from the beautiful garden in virtually every room. All very thoughtful extras. We felt private, but knew the owners were easily contactable with any questions etc Comfortable and homely. A tucked away gem.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Jun 2021

  • "This cottage was cosy and comfortable and well equipped."

    The owner was friendly and helpful. There was a nice welcome pack of tea, coffee, chocolate cake, and later in the week some fresh eggs from the hens, and a large bundle of rhubarb to take home. We would definitely recommend this holiday cottage, and hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2021

  • "We cannot speak highly enough of the owner's Abby and Suzzanne who were extremely accommodating and friendly."

    Their discreet absence allowed us to feel comfortable and at home, yet were available when help was needed. A delicious cake on arrival to settle us in, followed by eggs from their own free-range chickens to contribute towards our self-catering needs. Even our washed clothing was gladly taken from us for drying, and handed back very quickly. Overall, the cottage was clean, comfortable, and provided everything we needed. A great location for a restful holiday, for those who love walking or driving around the Kent Country-side and enjoying the Kent coast. Hopefully, we will be ret.urning

    Reviewed by Heather5.0May 2021

  • "Little Yaffle is in a beautiful part of the country and there are many interesting and historic places to visit nearby."

    We loved staying in this cosy, comfortable and attractive holiday cottage with such a lovely garden. The owners, Abi and Susannah, were very welcoming and left new laid eggs and home made jam for us, as well as tea, coffee, hot chocolate and cake. We would love to go back sometime. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2021

  • "What a fabulous little place to enjoy some, much needed, peace and quiet."

    Everything I could possibly need was provided and there was even a chocolate cake, some freshly laid eggs and some treats for my dog left for us by the wonderful owners. I can recommend this cosy holiday let to anyone, I wish I could have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Oct 2020

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage."

    Abi and Sussanna were excellent hosts and so lovely. The location is perfect for walking and so quiet at night. Can't recommend this place enough.

    Reviewed by heather5.0Oct 2020

  • "What a beautiful place to stay, great off road parking, big garden."

    The owners are both lovely and really helpful. The cottage had everything you needed and wished for. So clean and comfortable. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Sep 2020

  • "This is the best holiday we have had in a long time."

    Our hosts, Abi & Susannah (as well as the two four legged chums) went over and above what we had expected. The facilities and location were exceptional with the best ever shower ! Lovely garden to sit in, fabulous cycling and walking options and a great location to travel further afield (even though we went no further than our favourite town Sandwich). All in all and absolutely perfect place to spend a week and we will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2020

  • "Shame about the weather!"

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Aug 2020

  • "Cottage owners really lovely and helpful"

    Reviewed by Iain4.4Aug 2020

  • "We enjoyed a warm and generous welcome at Little Yaffle."

    A cake awaited us, as did a bottle of bubbles to help us celebrate our wedding anniversary! The cottage is very comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. The garden is particularly lovely and peaceful. Little Yaffle is an annex to the hosts' bungalow but that the set up is such that you feel disconnected from the main property, as the hosts enter through a different door and have a main garden to the rear whilst Little Yaffle has the front garden. It's really well located, with a lovely dog walk nearby, fantastic local pub, and really easy to get to Walmer, Deal and Dover. We also recommend the local ice cream dairy - Solleys!

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic annex in perfect location for visiting Kent."

    Annex was very well equipped - absolutely everything we needed and more. Owners were so helpful - even went out and bought a shower mat for my elderly mother. And told me good dog walking & running routes. And there was cake for us on our arrival - and even bought me a vegan cake when they found out I was vegan. They also gave my mother fresh eggs from their chickens and tomatoes from their garden. Beautiful garden and perfect peace and quiet. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Mandie5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in a great location, perfect to use as a base for exploring Kent."

    Little Yaffle is cosy and very clean, with a lovely garden to relax in. Warm welcome from our hosts, including fresh eggs, cake and bubbles! Very relaxing and enjoyable week, would recommend without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2020

  • "Excellent welcome from a very helpful owner."

    However Sykes directions to the property were misleading.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2020

  • "We had a very warm and friendly welcome."

    Sadly the weather wasn't as friendly but Little Yaffle was very cosy to return to each evening.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

    lovely situated to explore this part of Kent. Very nice host.

    Reviewed by Maria4.7Nov 2019

  • "Abi and Susannah were great hosts."

    Their cottage is in a quiet secluded spot yet only a few miles from The White Cliffs, Dover Castle, Walmer and Deal castles and The Richborough Roman site to name but a few. Little Yaffle is a well equipped annexe to the owners home although the hosts very much leave holiday makers alone. Having said that the welcome was great and nothing was too much trouble during my stay. The nearest shops are only 2 miles away in St Margarets at Cliff and probably the best review I can give is to say that I will definitely return to Little Yaffle when next staying in the area. You will not be disappointed if you decide to stay here!

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2019

  • "Arrived early but made extremely welcome with cake and wine."

    We are both disabled but no problem the owner helped us In with everything. The setting is beautiful and so peaceful. The ideal getaway. Everything we needed was there from dishwasher tablets to salt and pepper. There are so many beautiful places to visit within easy reach. If you are looking for somewhere to stay that is peaceful but has lots to do within easy reach then this is the ideal place.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2019

  • "Very friendly welcome."

    Everything we needed supplied.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2019

  • "We have stayed in various holiday properties over the years but Little Yaffle is top of the list."

    Abi and Susanne couldn't do enough for us without being intrusive. Our little dog loved the spacious safe garden to play in. Only a five minute drive away and we were on the coast and within easy reach of many coastal town's and villages.

    Reviewed by Virginia5.0Aug 2019

  • "We were pleasantly surprised at the comfort and size of this one bedroom bungalow."

    We have been made very welcome and nothing is too much trouble. Our little dog has made himself at home. We are now starting our second week here.

    Reviewed by Virginia5.0Aug 2019

  • "The owners Abi and Susannah really have thought of everything for the perfect holiday cottage stay."

    We enjoyed the beautiful garden, the comfortable fully equipped home, it was lovingly designed space with lots of retro creative touches. We would highly recommend this cottage for those who love peace and tranquillity, Kent towns are also within a 20 minute drive, Deal, St Margarets in Cliffe, and Dover, for shopping and entertainment. And to top it all, we had lots of leafy walks & the local pub the Lantern was a 5 minute walk away. It has good food at reasonable prices. GO enjoy, you will love it! Elaine and Robert, Scotland, August 2019

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely bungalow in delightful position."

    Friendly pub round the corner with excellent food

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2019

  • "Your travelling directions were confusing."

    You said in the final line “ the destination will be on the left” . After a mile down a very narrow road having checked every property on the left, we turned round and tried again. We found Little Yaffle on the RIGHT so I suggest you alter your instructions. Cottage was fantastic and owners were very helpful.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Jun 2019

  • "We were made very welcome,and owners looked after us very well."

    Unfortunately after 3 and a half days of good weather it changed so we came back early having seen virtually all we wanted to see having been to kent the previous year.

    Reviewed by Chas4.7May 2019

  • "Very friendly told us of places to visit a lovely welcome pack when we arrived and lovely fresh eggs one morning ."

    Reviewed by Marion5.0May 2019

  • "Little Yaffle was a delightful cottage, the facilities were excellent and the owners very friendly and helpful; yet discreet."

    Myself and my dog received a very warm welcome including a lovely cake and dog treats; tea bags and coffee sachets were on hand too. This cottage is but a short drive to many attractions. I heartily recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely welcoming owners, although on site and helpful also unobtrusive."

    Great accommodation, lots of personal touches and quirky also, loved it, we were even treated to fresh eggs from their chickens one morning. Ample parking, would definitely come again. Thank you Abi & Susannah Pat-Eric 7th February 2019

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Jan 2019

  • "A lovely little annexe, exactly as described."

    The hosts couldn't have been friendlier or more welcoming. The hamlet is quiet and peaceful and a great base for exploring the south coast. The local pub is staffed and frequented by extremely welcoming people - a great place to spend our New Year's Eve!!

    Reviewed by Gregory5.0Dec 2018

  • "We had a brilliant time at Little Yaffle."

    The bungalow was lovely and in a beautiful location. The best thing about it was the two hosts. They made us feel so welcome and even bought my husband a bottle Prosecco as it was his birthday. They left us a cake too. Can't wait to go back there next year. Would highly recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Nov 2018

  • "I stayed at little yaffle in October and didn't want to leave."

    The accommodation is fantastic, kitted out with everything you could want and need, comfy bed, amazing location, it really is home from home. I took my dog with me, she loved the garden and lovely long walks in the country. Abi and Suzanna couldn't have been more lovely if they tried, very welcoming, great sense of humour and made me feel so welcome. They were there when I needed them but left us to it and you wouldn't know they were next door. All the little extras really made the difference. Cake on the table, milk and wine in the fridge, even a bowl and bag of treats for my dog. They really made it special. I would definitely stay again, the most relaxing stay I've ever had. Such a wonderful place.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2018

  • "Abi and Susannah are the friendliest hosts ever and will go out of their way to make sure you have everything to make the perfect stay."

    Their attention to detail is outstanding. The gardens are beautiful. The little goodies left for our arrival were very much appreciated. The village is historic and pretty and not too far from the main attractions, of which there are many. People are very friendly. We had a wonderful week and look forward to another visit next year.

    Reviewed by Janine5.0Oct 2018

  • "Have nothing but praise for everything at Little Yaffle; Martin near St Margarets at Cliffe, Kent (Ref."

    986578). We where welcomed by the owners who ensured everything we needed was available. The accommodation was spotless, well equiped, beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Lovely garden, off road parking, WiFi etc. Felt right at home. The owners gave us advice on local facilities, walks etc not to mention fresh eggs. Always available but never intrusive. Would definitely book again and recommend unreservedly. Richard Larkins

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2018

  • "A stylish home from home in an idyllic rural setting."

    Abbi and Susannah have excelled in their furnishing and fitment of little yaffle. Every comfort considered and provided with style and passion. Charming hosts and even provided fresh eggs from their chickens mid stay! Sorry to leave at the end of a lovely break.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jul 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x double
  • Shower room with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • LPG heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with basic Sky, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Shared lawn garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 200 yards
  • Note: There are two shallow steps up to the front door
  • Note: Check in time is 4pm onwards at the property
  • You will be pleased to learn that this property is roughly between 1/4 and 1/2 mile from the Martin Mill railway station and is only 2 stops away from Sandwich which is very handy for the British Open. PLEASE MAKE THE OWNER AWARE OF YOUR ARRIVAL TIME One well behaved dog welcome

The property

St Margaret's at Cliffe 2 miles.

Little Yaffle is adjoined to the owner's home, resting all on the ground floor and enjoying a fabulous Kent location, close to the coastal locations of Kingsdown and the renowned Dover itself.

With popular attractions such as the Kent Downs AONB and the world-famous White Cliffs of Dover easy to reach, this cottage promises an unforgettable holiday with your other half.

A striking yellow door leads you into the property's vibrant hallway, dotted with charming artwork which offer an instant touch of homeliness.

The double bedroom is decorated in an immaculate and welcoming fashion, ensuring a peaceful spot to enjoy that much-needed sleep, the modern and bright shower room sits close by which allows you to get yourself ready in contemporary style.

Next you will come across the delightful kitchen, offering a useful range of appliances in a soothingly neutral overtone.

Your well-earned relaxing time will be spent in the inviting living/dining room, get your favourite shows on the TV and tuck into the tasty welcome pack which the owner thoughtfully provides.

To the front of Little Yaffle you will find a peaceful and beautifully maintained garden, providing a tranquil spot to sit on the sunny days and enjoy a refreshing drink.

There is much to see and do in the surrounding area, with the famous and beautiful attraction of the White Cliffs of Dover easy to reach, as well as a series of scenic walking and cycling opportunities available right from your doorstep.

The Kent Downs AONB are right on your doorstep, as are a number of superb coastal spots including Deal, Dover, Canterbury and more, all of which offer something different which promise an unforgettable visit.

Explore this gorgeous area of England from the charm-filled Little Yaffle cottage.

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About the location


Dover 4 miles; Deal 5.5 miles; Folkestone 12 miles; Canterbury 18.5 miles

This delightful little spot rests along the famous and idyllic White Cliffs of Dover, on the South Foreland Heritage Coast of Kent. St Margaret's at Cliffe also contains the neighbouring village of St Margarate's Bay, both of which offer a choice of charming local amenities, you can also find the Dover Patrol Memorial, the Pines Garden Tea Room and Museum and the striking Foreland Lighthouse - all of which are worth a look around. A gap in the cliffs presents a lovely shingle beach with opportunities for rock-pooling and a pub serving food which overlooks it as well as being opposite the house previously occupied by Noel Coward and Ian Fleming. This is the point from which swimmers of the English Channel depart. Dover sits just four miles away with it's famous castle, attractive seafront, pier and marina and much more to see and do. The Kent Downs AONB is within a stone's throw for avid walkers and cyclists, while many more characterful coastal spots can be found close by; Folkestone, Ramsgate and Margate to name but a few. The unique and striking cathedral city of Canterbury is also within reach for a different experience.

Note: Check in time is 4pm onwards at the property.
You will be pleased to learn that this property is roughly between 1/4 and 1/2 mile from the Martin Mill railway station and is only 2 stops away from Sandwich which is very handy for the British Open.


I well behaved dog welcome

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas